This book, another chapter of the successful series on the history of Italian furniture, collects the best pieces of the Nineteenth century historicist style
After studying and examining different styles of furniture – Baroque, Rococo, Empire, and Neoclassic – Grandi Repertori Electa series proposes this study on the Nineteenth century furniture in Italy.
The book is introduced by an essay which examines the artistic and historical context, followed by technical explanations of the most exceptional pieces. The book is divided in chapters dealing with different regional areas, inside of which the most important and significant pieces of furniture are selected.
From the survey on the furniture kept in museums, historic houses and palaces divided for geographical areas, what emerge are both the most developed centres and the local peculiarities. The photographs, expressly taken for this volume, along with the accurate cataloguing of the pieces, make this book an indispensable tool for scholars, antiquarians and auction houses